School of Global Studies

Race, Ethnicity and Identity (L6090)

Race, Ethnicity and Identity

Module L6090

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module focuses on theories of race, ethnicity and identity. It applies diverse theoretical approaches to race, ethnicity and identity to historical and contemporary ethnographic contexts. As well as examining the way in which racial and ethnic identities have been constructed across time and space, the module interrogates these constructions with specific reference to: the development of anthropology; slavery and colonialism; scientific racism; postcolonial political regimes; postcolonial feminism; conflict and genocide; identity-based mass violence; diaspora, transnationalism and the Black Atlantic; contemporary understandings of race and racism in its myriad forms; and multicultural lives and hybridity.

Assessment: 7,000 word dissertation.

Module learning outcomes

To have an understanding of the history and theories of race and ethnicity and how they interact with other forms of identification such as gender, sexuality and class.

To display a knowledge of a range of situated historical, contemporary and ethnographic case studies that reveal the dynamics of race and ethnicity in relation to hierarchy, conflict, violence, and/or cultural mediation.

To apply theory/insights/literature to empirical contexts and specific themes related to the topic with an appropriate degree of critical awareness and with reference to literature.

To conduct independent research on a related topic.

TypeTimingWeighting
Dissertation (5000 words)End of Year Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring TeachingSEMINAR3 hours111111111111

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Prof Filippo Osella

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/102434

Dr Pamela Kea

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/22575

Dr Geert De Neve

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/102363

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

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